Disney Has Developed An Algorithm That Can Turn Any Object Into A Top

Researchers with Disney Research Zurich have developed a method for turning any three-dimensional object into an optimized (i.e. ideally weighted) object that can spin uniformly about a vertically oriented axis. It's very, very cool to see in action, as the following video clearly shows. » 8/23/14 2:50pm 8/23/14 2:50pm

Come the robot uprising, Paraswift will climb the walls, attack from…

Its inventors say it could be used to create 3D models of urban environments for applications like Google Street View, but take one look at Paraswift — the vertical-wall-climbing, base-jumping robot featured in the video above — and you'll know it to be true: come the robot uprising, we humans are totally humped. » 9/08/11 3:30pm 9/08/11 3:30pm